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Nanten

Nandina spp.

Also known as

Heavenly bamboo

Nandina domestica2 by Dalgial (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

7a-8b

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Nanten Overview

A monotypic genus containing one species of erect, evergreen shrub in the Berberidaceae family native to East Asia from the Himalayas to Japan. Known as heavenly bamboo, N. domestica, the sole species, has simple or divided pinnate leaves with good Autumn colour and sprays of white star-shaped flowers sometimes followed by bright red berries. They are popular in Japanese gardens and there are many cultivars available.

Common problems with Nanten

How to propagate Nanten

Cuttings

You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Other uses of Nanten

Grown for their foliage and flowers.